Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia


The Federal Court in Australia has issued a preliminary ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. The Justice believed that Apple had presented sufficient evidence conforming violation two of its touchscreen- and multitouch-related patents by Samsung. Previously the Korean company had agreed to delay launch of their new tablet in Australia, waiting for the Court’s decision. Samsung even offered Apple a compromise deal that would allow the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to launch with minor concessions. But Apple was not accepted that offer.

In September Apple won the proceedings in Germany, where the Galaxy Tab 10.1’ sales were also preliminary banned. The legal battle between the companies has grown increasingly fierce since it began in April of this year, when Apple accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. Apple reported that they had tried to solve the problem not suing to the Court, but negotiations were not successful.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 13th, 2011. 16:51

Apple releases iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Apple TV


Yesterday Apple released the long-awaited iOS 5 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, first-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPod touch, and third-generation iPod touch. An update is also available for the Apple TV, bringing wireless mirroring functionality over AirPlay. To update to the iOS 5 users should install iTunes 10.5 released on Tuesday. Noteworthy it is the last time when Apple provides their users with update with USB. All next updates will be available wirelessly, without the need to use a cable.

The iOS 5 pack includes more that 200 new features. The most noteworthy among them are the following:

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Apple Released AirPort Utility for iOS 5


Ahead of today’s iOS 5 launch, Apple released the rumored AirPort Utility app that allows you to manage your AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base station and Wi-Fi network right from your iOS device. The app also includes some advanced capabilities that let you effectively manage your base station and networks.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. 19:47

Hands On Video About Siri Capabilities On iPhone 4S

Above you can see a hands on video of Siri and some other features on new iPhone 4S. Apart from some practical examples, the reviewer asks such questions and statements as "I Love You" and "How Old Are You".

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. 15:58

The iPhone 4S Appears to Have 512MB RAM


The iPhone 4S is still believed to have 512MB of RAM, just like the iPhone 4. The Infinity Blade developer, who suggested that, found out this fact when he tried to demo his game on the new iPhone 4S during last week's keynote.

"I'm still shocked that, with the iPhone 4S, I'm literally running around with a 1080p video camera in my pocket, with an eight megapixel camera, 64GB of hard drive space and an A5 chip with 512MB of memory. This is a really powerful computer, right?

AppVV also confirms that the iPhone 4S has 512MB of RAM. This fact is repeated on their Weibo page as well in response to a question:

Re @ LogIn_Kim: RAM have said before, is still 512MB.

Though they don't say how they found out that.


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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. 23:17

Steve Jobs' Official Cause of Death Listed as Respiratory Arrest and Pancreatic Tumor


Steve Jobs' death certificate has been released, according to Blumberg. It claims that the causes of death were respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor.

Steve Jobs died at home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 5, according to his death certificate. His occupation was listed as “entrepreneur.”

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California, released the document today.

Many had believed that Steve Jobs' death was a result of a rare form of pancreatic cancer for which he was initially treated back in 2004 he also underwent a liver transplant in April 2009. Early that year he  had to go on medical leave. The official cause was "hormone imbalance" and continued his battle with pancreatic cancer until October 5th. A private funeral for Jobs was held last Friday. And recent information we’ve received tells us that Apple will be holding a celebration of his life for employees on Wednesday, October 19th.


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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. 21:57

iPhone 4S Starts Arriving to German Customers Ahead Of Launch


German website Macerkopf.de. has reported that some German customers have apparently received their pre-ordered iPhone 4S ahead of its official launch, October 14th. The iPhone 4S pre-ordered through Deutsche Telekom was delivered this morning. The lucky customer promptly shared photos of the packaging, device and Siri. The packaging is almost similar to the iPhone 4’ one.  The new assistant is now available in English, French and German, with more languages to come in the future. The US customers are still waiting for their devices that will start shipping on October 14th.

More photos below.

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. 20:31

Instant Messaging App Verbs Is Now Available For iPad


When choosing the perfect instant messaging it is worth considering Verbs app. It is an instant messaging client that is now available for both iPad and iPhone. This app includes support for MobileMe, Facebook, AIM, and Google Talk. Instant messaging with Verbs is really sleek and direct. Also the app has WebOS card-like capability that allows easy switching across chats.

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. 18:04

Apple Announces Over One Million iPhone 4S Pre-Orders in First 24 Hours


Apple has posted a press release where confirmed that had received more than one million pre-orders of the iPhone 4S in the first 24 hours of availability. In the first 12 hours of the iPhone 4S availability AT&T reported that had received 200,000 pre-orders, Sprit, which also offering the iPhone 4S, said that they were very pleased with initial demand. This is the new record for Apple. The iPhone 4 saw 600,000 pre-orders in 24 hours last year.

Apple today announced pre-orders of its iPhone® 4S have topped one million in a single day, surpassing the previous single day pre-order record of 600,000 held by iPhone 4. iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri™, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.

“We are blown away with the incredible customer response to iPhone 4S,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The first day pre-orders for iPhone 4S have been the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched and we are thrilled that customers love iPhone 4S as much as we do.


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iPhone 4S: “Raise to Speak” Feature In Siri, It Actually Is Twice As Fast

While some customers have only begun receiving shipping notices, someone has already got the device and provided video about it.

It is interesting that Siri section in Settings allows choosing between activating voice-based function by pressing the home button or simply by moving your device to your ear.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011. 22:25

Apple’s Covent Garden Store Was Raided By Motorbike Gang

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In London Apple’s Covent Garden has been robbed early today. A gang of seven thieves on motorbikes has raided this retail store in an attempt to steal Mac notebooks and iOS devices.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011. 18:01

Unlocked iPhone 4S will be available in November


Apple will start to sell the unlocked version of iPhone 4S in November. The price will be $649 for 16GB, $749 fro 32GB and $849 for 64GB model. This is less than prices in Europe.

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AT&T sold 200,000 iPhone 4S in just first 12 hours


AT&T has officially announced that they have processed 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S. It looks like new Apple smartphone is the most successfully launched iPhone yet. These 200,000 orders only come during the first 12 hours of sales

AT&T has seen extraordinary demand for iPhone 4S with more than 200,000 preorders in the first 12 hours alone, the most successful iPhone launch we’ve ever had. It’s obvious customers like AT&T’s 4G network, which is the only one that lets their iPhone download twice as fast and talk and surf simultaneously.

These numbers don't include Apple's own online pre-orders or the orders through Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

The iPhone 4S officially launches on Friday, October 14th.


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Samsung and Google Delay Android Handset Launch in Wake of Steve Jobs' Death


Samsung and Google announced that they would cancel a special event which is scheduled for Tuesday and at which the companies were going to introduce their new handset Nexus Prime. The particular feature of this smartphone is the brand new software, Google's latest "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of Android. Rumors immediately turned to the possibility that the companies postponed the launch in respect for Steve Jobs who passed away on October 5th.

Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.

AllThingsD has confirmed that speculations. The site claims that Samsung and Google did indeed cancel the event due to Jobs' death.

The decision to postpone things was made late last night at the top levels of both companies, sources said, with Jobs’ death being the reason. There are no delays with the product itself, sources insisted.

But Apple is not going to cancel its plans for the iPhone 4S, having started accepting pre-orders for the device.


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These Photos Were Taken With the iPhone 4S [Gallery]


Apple has posted a gallery of photos that were taken with the iPhone 4S.

Take a look:

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011. 15:11